Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Junction Farm Primary School. We make sure our pupils are aware of some of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe. We have a set of rules which the children are expected to follow at home and in school to make sure they stay safe online. These rules can be viewed below and should be followed when using all kinds of technology such as mobile phones, games consoles and home computers. Pupils have access to futher e-safety resources on the Learning Platform. Junction Farm ICT E-Safety Scheme of Work (Under Review) View our Online Safety policy here. We are committed to improving e-Safety not only in school but at home as well. Junction Farm Acceptable Use Rules I will use only my own login and password, which I will keep a secret. I will not access other people’s files. I will use the computers only for schoolwork and homework. I will not bring USB (storage devices) into school without permission. I need permission from a member of staff before using the internet. I will only e-mail and open up e-mail attachments from people I know, or my teacher has approved.I will not deliberately look for, save or send anything that could be unpleasant or nasty. I will not give my home address or phone number, or arrange to meet someone, unless my parent or teacher has given permission. I will tell an adult if I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like. I understand that school can check my computer files, e-mail account and the Internet sites I visit. I will be responsible for my behaviour when using ICT because I know that the rules are to keep me safe. If you have any concerns about safety online, please contact the school. At Junction Farm Primary School we are committed to keeping children safe when using the internet. However, much of children’s internet access occurs outside of school and we ask parents/carers to be supportive, interested and vigilant to their child’s usage. Some of the main apps children access including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp and Twitter are all restricted to age 13 years or above. The internet is a fantastic resource which is accessible for everyone, however there is a dark side which we aim to educate children about ways to keep themselves safe. Here you will find a range of websites that are useful in supporting you to support your child when using the internet. Click on the images below for direct links to useful websites and information. Parents Information Guide If you would like more information about keeping your child safe online, please speak to our E-Safety leader, Mr Clayton. The Think u know website is a great resource with a range of activities and top tips. Information from Child Net can offer great tips for parents Talking to your child about internet safety can sometimes be difficult, this link offers different ways to discuss the issues with your child Knowing how and where to add parent controls can often be a struggle, this link offers more detail and how to guides to be able to do this Net aware can off you great information about keeping your child safe online, especially this link which gives information about the different apps children may have access to, the age restrictions applicable to them and the risks children may be at on them.